You as a freelance photographer who constantly hustling to find new clients and make connections the only logical place for you is to live in a big city where you can meet new people and create new connections. Big cities are where all ad agencies are located and brand headquarters are, so this is where the most creative people are living and the network is huge and will definitely takes place.
As a freelance photographer you constantly travel to meet new clients and create your work. These two aspects of your work tent to conflict the high cost of living in a city and the numerous costs of travel do not exactly lend well to a freelance income.
Here are few tips on how you can lessen your expenses.
- Join a points program
Whether you are flying anywhere in the world to create your name or just snapping out of photos for your yearly vacation – it is a fact that traveling is expensive and points add up. You have to do some research into what point cards are best for you. There are some cards that will give you a great return on flight deal and upgrades while others can give you free stay on the hotels.
- Create social content for big brands
It is an easy way to cut down on some upfront expenses for travel is to reach out to brands and companies and get free stuff in return for a content you have made for them. The content you produce can come in the form of photos and videos that the brand can post on their social accounts or fi you have large social followers then you can offer to post photos of their product on your personal social media platforms. As a photographer you have what it takes for everyone to like your content, because you have the ability to create one.
- Use Strabucks wifi
If you need wifi connection on your trip for uploading video content, or photo work or anything that you want to put you need to look for Starbucks or other café where you can connect to their wifi to upload those contents.
- Sell every photo you’ve taken as stock photography
Once you get back from your travels and you have thousand of photos available from your trip, put any images you don’t sell to brands on a stock photo site.